The retirement of MS Dhoni has been an attention-seeking topic for the cricketing media. The veteran has served India Cricket for so long and undoubtedly, deserves a farewell with dignity.
Despite all the efforts and the truths, his fellows and some former cricketing figures want him to retire and do not want the veteran to play ICC T20 World Cup 2019.
Dhoni was seen playing cricket last time against New Zealand in the semifinals of the ICC World Cup 2019. However, he was the part of the training camp sessions on behalf of which, he would have taken part in IPL to make a comeback in international cricket.
Monty Panesar, the former England Cricketer, thinks that MS Dhoni has got potential and can touch the fate to play the World Cup 2023 as well.
Describing himself in place of Dhoni, he preferred playing IPL for four more years and to continue the domestic career to mark a presence in the World Cup 2023.
“If I was Dhoni, I would not retire, just play in the IPL for the next four years and think I can play in next the World Cup if I keep playing domestic cricket. He could even play in the 2023 World Cup. He could be playing in the 2023 World Cup because, in sports, things change very quickly,” Monty Panesar was quoted as saying in Times Now.
The former England cricketer thinks that international cricket will lose its fan base as MS Dhoni has already got a massive fan base. Monty maintained that IPL will grab big attention if MS Dhoni will keep on playing for the cash-rich league instead of the world cricket.
“He has to take a call – if he is to retire, what will be the impact on the cricket world? People would then tune into IPL to watch Dhoni play because they cannot see him anywhere else. That would be a big attraction in the IPL. IPL cannot afford to lose Dhoni,” he added.
It is to be noted that Monty’s statement has come just after his country fellow mocked MS Dhoni in his book “on fire”.